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Whether the size of your family is small or large, growing or already grown, you will find plenty of benefits to having all your family members treated by your local South Berwick, ME, family dentist. There are many reasons why you would opt for a family dentist, and some are explored below, but to learn more please reach out to Dr. Robert Orendorf of South Berwick Dental.
Your family dentist, as you might suspect, is able to offer care to every member of your family, at every age. From dentures and dental implants to cosmetic care like teeth whitening, and emergency dentistry for those unforeseen events. Your family dentist's office is a one-stop-shop for treating everyone under your roof.
Caring for Younger Patients
Speaking of everyone under your roof, it's the younger ones that may need special attention, and who is better than a dentist with experience treating children at every stage of their life. With every change there is usually the need for a different type of dental care, when all the baby teeth are gone it's time to begin thinking about cavities and braces, among other concerns. Also, having someone who treats younger patients on a regular basis will be better at dealing with problems like anxiety, which can be further helped by them seeing the adult members of their family also make dental visits a priority.
Overall convenience is yet another benefit of having a family dentist for all your family's dental needs. If done enough ahead of time you may be able to plan for multiple members of your family to visit the office on the same day, making it easier to work around hectic schedules. With everyone's dental health history centered around the same office, you have far less paperwork to hunt for on your own.
Family Dentist in South Berwick, ME
Lastly, every benefit mentioned above allows you and your dentist both to be proactive about preventive care for you and your whole family.
If you are looking for a dedicated family dentist in or around the South Berwick, ME, area, then schedule a visit with Dr. Orendorf of South Berwick Dental by dialing 207-384-2176.
If you know you're prone to tooth decay, you may consider professional fluoride treatments since they are one of the most beneficial therapies for protecting your teeth. In South Berwick and serving Eliot, ME, consider family dentistry where Dr. Robert Orendorf with South Berwick Dental, can provide the most suitable fluoride treatment for your teeth.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally sourced mineral, commonly found in the air, rocks, water, and soil; it can even be found in your bones and teeth. Fluoride treatment enables the body to absorb minerals, like calcium and phosphate, to promote strengthening the tooth enamel.
Professional fluoride treatments are used to strengthen the enamel on the surface of your teeth, also fighting harmful bacteria in the mouth. Your South Berwick, and serving Eliot, ME, dentist, Dr. Orendorf encourages the extension of family dentistry in your home by using toothpaste or mouth rinses that include fluoride.
Are there any benefits of fluoride treatments?
Yes, there are several advantages to receiving a professional fluoride treatment, as well as using products at home with fluoride. By having you and your whole family receive fluoride treatments, you can take comfort in knowing that fluoride:
- Fights against, and can even reverse signs of tooth decay
- Rebuilds any lost tooth enamel, as well as reducing potential loss
- Will prevent buildup from destructive bacteria in the mouth
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fluoridated water has reduced tooth decay by twenty-five percent. Since tooth decay can occur in both adults and children, you can find comfort knowing that with fluoride treatments, your teeth are being protected.
Protect your teeth with fluoride treatments
Thanks to the family dentistry provided by Dr. Orendorf in South Berwick and serving Eliot, ME, the whole family can receive protection from harmful oral bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Book an appointment with South Berwick Dental by calling our office today, at (204) 384-2176.
When cavities are left untreated, they can destroy your teeth and cause damage not only to your teeth but throughout your body. That’s why it’s important to fill cavities with dental fillings to keep your smile healthy and bright. Your dentist, Dr. Orendorf, at South Berwick Dental in Eliot, ME, can identify cavities early and help restore your damaged teeth.
How Fillings Can Restore a Damaged Smile
When a cavity takes over your tooth, it can cause decay to sink in and completely damage your tooth. It’s important to visit your dentist in Eliot, ME, regularly so that they can fill your cavity before your tooth is completely damaged. A filling can help to protect the tooth and stop the cavity from spreading and causing damage throughout the mouth and the entire body.
Luckily, getting a cavity filled is a fairly easy procedure and can leave your smile stronger and healthier. Your dentist will first examine your smile and check for any signs of damage and any signs of cavities. If you are being affected by a cavity, your dentist will start the process to fill your cavity.
First, anesthesia will be applied to the affected area, which will help keep you totally comfortable throughout the process. Your dentist will then clean the tooth of any decay, giving your tooth a fresh start. Once the tooth is cleared of the cavity, it will be filled with either an amalgam filling or a porcelain filling, depending on the location of the tooth. If the tooth is closer to the front of your smile, your dentist will most likely use a tooth-colored filling to give you a more natural-looking smile.
Contact Your Dentist Today!
Don’t let cavities take over your smile. Contact your dentist, Dr. Orendorf, at South Berwick Dental in Eliot, ME, today to learn more about cavities and how a filling can restore your smile. Call today at (207) 384-2176.
Do you need to get a dental crown or bridge?
Are you looking for a family dentistry practice here in Eliot, ME, that can cater to you and your family’s dental needs? Whether you need to schedule cleanings for the whole family or you are in need of dental crowns and bridges, our dental team here at South Berwick Dental can help. Thousands of people turn to crowns and bridges to improve the health, function and appearance of their smile. Here’s what these restorations can do for you,
They Can Strengthen Damaged and Weak Teeth
Both crowns and bridges are made from incredibly realistic but also incredibly resilient material, which means that they can protect what’s left of your damaged or weakened teeth. A crown is most often placed over a tooth that has been affected by decay, infection or trauma because it is typically the best way to protect teeth from further damage.
They Can Preserve Your Natural Smile
The goal of our family dentistry team here in Eliot, MI, is to protect your natural teeth whenever possible. This means, coming in for routine checkups every six months so that when problems do arise, we can catch and treat them early to save a tooth. A crown is most often placed over a severely decayed, broken or cracked tooth, or a tooth that has just undergone root canal therapy to preserve what’s left of the healthy tooth structure. Prevent irreparable damage by seeking immediate care if you are dealing with a broken or cracked tooth.
They Improve Your Appearance
Dealing with damaged, broken, decayed or missing teeth can certainly make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. The good news is that crowns and bridges are made from tooth-colored material to mimic the look and color of real teeth. Enhance your smile’s appearance while also improving the health of your smile with crowns and bridges.
If you are dealing with severely stained, misshapen, damaged or missing teeth, then you’ve come to the right place. Our Eliot, MI, family dentistry team here at South Berwick Dental can help. To find out if crowns and bridges are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Orendorf by calling (207) 384-2176.
Root canals offered by your dentist in Southgate, ME, Dr. Orendorf of South Berwick Dental, ease your pain and help you avoid tooth loss. Have you been wondering if the pain in your tooth might be a sign a root canal is in your future? These symptoms are common warning signs.
Pain occurs due to an infection or inflammation in your tooth pulp if you need a root canal. Located in the center of your tooth, the pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues. The pulp is essential when your tooth is forming but can be removed from a mature tooth without causing problems. After the pulp is removed during a root canal, the tooth is filled with a rubber-based filling material.
Tooth pain can be severe, but that's not always the case. If you only notice a mild toothache or your symptoms come and go, your pulp may still be infected or inflamed. Eventually, the pain may worsen or become constant if you don't schedule a visit with the Southgate dental office.
Does your tooth hurt more when you chew? Chewing, biting, or even pressing on your tooth with your finger may trigger pain if you need a root canal. Sensitivity to sugary, hot, or cold beverages and foods may occur. After you eat or drink these foods and drinks, pain can last as long as 30 minutes.
The gum around your tooth can also be affected by the changes deep inside your tooth. You may notice that the gum surrounding it is red, swollen, and painful.
Fever, pain and facial swelling
If you feel terrible and your tooth hurts, you may have a dental abscess. The symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection in your tooth. Other symptoms may include swollen lymph nodes, a pimple-like bump on your gum, or pus around your tooth. Abscess are dental emergencies and require immediate treatment to prevent the infection from spreading via your bloodstream.
Infected or inflamed teeth can change color. If a tooth darkens, you may have a problem with your tooth pulp.
An injury to your tooth
Root canal therapy may be needed to save teeth that are injured or knocked out then reimplanted. If your tooth was injured, loosened, or knocked out when you fell or received a blow to the face, call the dentist as soon as possible.
Root canal therapy helps you protect your smile! If you have any of these signs and symptoms, schedule an appointment with your Southgate, ME, dentist, Dr. Orendorf of South Berwick dental. Call his South Berwick office at (207) 384-2176 to make your appointment.